Treasury bond futures close higher
China’s treasury bond futures closed higher on Wednesday, with the contract for settlement in December 2016 closing 0.03 percent higher at 101.615 yuan ($15.24). The March 2017 contract closed 0.03 percent higher at 101.32 yuan. The June 2017 contract closed 0.02 percent higher at 101.01 yuan. The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on and profit from the movements in the value of the bonds.